Load-out of 37,000t Wheatstone Project topside, South Korea
ALE has loaded-out one of the world’s largest single integrated topsides in Okpo-Dong, South Korea.
The Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project’s 37,000t topside was jacked to a height of 25m in just over seven hours using ALE’s Mega Jack system.
ALE executed the load-out using the pulling technique with 10 900t capacity strand jacks.
ALE also installed and operated a primary ballasting system on the largest barge in the world, Heerema’s H851, and performed a 3D survey of the operation.
The monitoring of the ballasting and barge levelness during this massive operation was measured and recorded by ALE’s integrated ‘real time’ monitoring systems. Management of the load-out phases from one central control room ensured operational fluency.